Social Security

Seek Coaching When Exceptional Outcomes Matter

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Training for a marathon, like funding a Retirement Plan, is about both quantity and quality. My recent marathon training included very little quality work. I ran about 50 miles a week for the first three or four months of the year, but rarely did any “hard” workouts....

All that glitters is not gold

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Be wary of alternative Social Security claiming strategies, which are in the news now that baby boomers are eligible for benefits. There are expensive software tools designed to help retirees “maximize” their benefits, but inherent flaws permeate the thought processes...